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Prostitution Bust in Greenpoint; Attempted Rape in Williamsburg

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If you didn’t already think Greenpoint had all the makings for a great soap opera – what with all that big money waterfront development and a bunch of scary crime – an alleged prostitution ring at a Greenpoint massage parlor might help change your mind. [DNAinfo]

Police are looking for a man suspected of attempted rape in Williamsburg. The suspect broke into a 21-year-old woman’s window near Metropolitan Avenue and climbed on top of her; surveillance footage shows the man wearing a white t-shirt and jeans while wheeling a bike and looking — on more than one occasion — guiltily behind his shoulder. [Gothamist]

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Williamsburg Savings Bank Gets $5 Mil; Another Bushwick Radio Station

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We regret to be the bearer of bad news ­but: you can no longer buy cake made of honey toast submerged in whipped cream and fruit on St. Marks Place. CoCo Fresh Juice & Tea opened this week, replacing the short-lived Iris Café. [EV Grieve]

If you’re young and “bohemian” and still determined to move to Williamsburg, here’s a guide that shows you how to do it. [Brokelyn] Keep Reading »

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Beacon’s Closet Is Moving to Greenpoint, East Villager Loses Hot Tub

Sheryo and The Yok on Ideal Glass, Hot Dawgs On Holiday

Sheryo and The Yok’s new mural at Ideal Glass in the East Village. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

Yet another Williamsburg business is packing up and heading north to Greenpoint: Beacon’s Closet will shut down its flagship store of 11 years on North 11 Street to make room for Vice magazine’s expansion. They’ll get cheaper rent at 74 Guernsey Street. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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DJ Lineup for Tomorrow’s B+B Bazaar; Stephens Debate in Greenpoint

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The Bossa Nova Civic Club has sent over the DJ schedule for tomorrow’s Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, which — as you already know — will bring some of our favorite North Brooklyn food, fashion and craft vendors to the Hester Street Fair, at Hester and Essex, from 11 a.m. noon to 10 p.m. Head over to the Facebook event page for all the details.

A fire on Clinton Street last night was likely electrical and extinguished quickly. There were no injuries, but the façade of Izakaya Dodom Pa – the scene of the blaze – wasn’t quite so lucky. [Bowery Boogie]

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Free Tattoos at Passenger Bar; Thurston Moore Will Play Union Pool

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Get a free (sailor-themed) tattoo tonight at Passenger Bar! There will be alcoholic slushies to soothe you after you realize what a terrible decision you’ve made. [Brokelyn]

2nd Floor on Clinton, Donnybrook and Hotel on Rivington have all started serving Lowline-themed cocktails, and will donate part of the proceeds to the project. Hotel on Rivington’s is made with sriracha sauce. [DNAinfo]
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Crime in Greenpoint; Art and Porn Intersect in Bushwick

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Assemblyman Joe Lentol organized a public forum on community crime in Greenpoint; over 100 people showed up, including Councilman Stephen Levin and the Commander of the 94th Precinct, James Ryan. [Brooklyn Paper]

Over the weekend, Bushwick DIY space Morgan Avenue Underground ran a two-day show entitled “Explicit,” asking the ever-pressing question: can art and porn intersect? [The Cut]

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Odessa Cafe Is Closing; Nine-Story Development Headed For Bowery

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In case you missed our tweet about it over the weekend, Odessa Cafe Bar is closing after 33 years on Avenue A. The next-door diner will stay open. See @bedbow for the goodbye message.

The Times interviews dozens of friends, relatives and former employees of Colin Devlin, the DuMont restaurateur who took his own life last month. “Since childhood, he felt tremendously burdened to support people around him, financially and emotionally. He was insecure despite his success and his charm.” [NY Times]

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Another Mural Disappears, But Only Temporarily; and Brooklyn’s Hasidim Get More Politically Active

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Vanity Projects, a nail salon/art gallery that began as a pop-up installation, opened a permanent home base at 99 Chrystie Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The Department of Transportation temporarily removed Mosaic Man’s installation on a traffic-light pole at Astor Place, which was installed as a tribute to firefighters who died on 9/11. The DOT plans to reinstall it after utility work is complete. [DNAinfo]
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